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Right Not To Remain Silent

The Sunday Times leading article of 28 October, recognises that "It is not easy writing about immigration without being accused by the left of racism or by the right of complacency." It stresses that "polls show that people are deeply concerned about its impact and frustrated that a policy fundamentally changing the nature of Britain […]

The Rising Wave That We Were Too Afraid To Discuss

Commentary by Sir Andrew Green, Chairman, Migration Watch UK, in The Daily Telegraph on 24 October, 2007 These population projections mark a turning point in the national dialogue. The public have at last become aware of the enormous impact of present levels of immigration on the future of our society. Official figures now indicate that […]

Migrationwatch Comment On Today’s Population Projections

These figures are hugely important. They imply that the nature of British society will irrevocably and permanently be changed for our children and grandchildren. These fundamental changes are taking place without the public having a voice. This huge population increase – equivalent to twice the population of greater London by mid-century – is 90% due […]

23rd October 2007 (Policy, Population)

Examination By The House Of Lords Of The Economic Impact Of Immigration On The Uk

Draft minutes of oral evidence given by Professor Robert Rowthorn, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge and Professor Stephen Nickell, Nuffield College Oxford, of the economic impact of immigration on the UK, to the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs on 9 October, 2007 are available for viewing on the Parliamentary web site.

We Need An Honest Immigration Debate

Professor Robert Rowthorn of Cambridge University offers his views on the Government’s assertion that "Migrants contribute £6 billion to the GDP". He emphasises, in an article the Sunday Telegraph of 21 October, that what individuals wish to know is whether they are financially better off because of mass immigration. It is, therefore, GDP per head […]

Immigration Is Placing A Great Strain On The Uk

The Government’s new Migration Impacts Forum confirms that mass immigration is placing a huge strain on housing, health, education and policing in virtually all regions of the UK. It claims that immigrants contribute £6 billion a year to the economy; but fails to mention any costs to the British taxpayer. David Coleman, Professor of Demography […]

Impact Of Immigration On Public Services

Listen again to BBC Radio 4’s The Westminster Hour which interviewed people, such as MP Frank Field (Lab) and Migrationwatch Chairman, Sir Andrew Green, about the ability of Britain to cope with the large numbers of people who have come to this country in recent years. The programme specifically addresses the impact of migrants on […]

The Economic Impact Of Immigration

Robert Rowthorn, Emeritus Professor at Cambridge University, gave written evidence to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee about the economic impact of immigration on the UK. Professor Rowthorn highlights that "…large-scale immigration will lead to a rapid and sustained growth in population………overcrowding, congestion, pressure on housing and public services, and loss of environmental […]

14th October 2007 (Economics, Employment, Housing, Population)

Policy Formers

Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migrationwatch, has been voted by the Daily Telegraph, the 50th most influential person in UK for his role in alerting the country to the unsustainability of mass immigration.

2nd October 2007 (Policy)

The Observer: Your Letters

In ‘The truth Migration Watch doesn’t want you to know’ (Opinion, last week), Jasper Gerard completely misrepresents our position. We, too, favour integration. Indeed, we regard it as essential to the future harmony of our society. We just don’t believe it is possible at present rates of immigration. The government’s own figures show that foreign […]

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